Mount Sinai Genomic Health Initiative

Expertise in genomics research and medicine is found throughout Mount Sinai’s many departments, institutes, and centers, leading to groundbreaking collaborations and advancements in technology and patient care. The Mount Sinai Genomic Health Initiative facilitates organization and coordination among this vast array of researchers, working groups, clinicians, and resources to advance our capabilities in research, education, and patient care.

“Harnessing the potential of the human genome is the future of healthcare. The Genomic Health Initiative brings together experts across Mount Sinai aimed at using genomic technology and data to revolutionize with way we prevent and treat diseases. Our faculty of experts in genomics, medicine, and computer science are pioneering approaches to translate genomic discoveries into medical knowledge that will change the way people approach their health and wellness.“

- Dennis S. Charney, Dean of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Department/Institutes

Description

Lead

Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences

 

Understanding genetic variation as it relates to health and disease

 

Alison Goate

 

Charles Bronfman Institute for Personalized Medicine

 

Biobanking to revolutionize medicine and health care

 

Judy Cho

 

Friedman Brain Institute

 

Genomic research on neurological and psychiatric disorders

 

Eric Nestler

 

Icahn Genomics Institute

 

Developing new RNA and DNA based therapies

 

Brian Brown

 

Institute for Genomic Health

 

Transforming genomics into new paradigms for preventive health

 

Eimear Kenny

 

Mindich Child Health and Development Institute

Understanding effects of genes and environment on childrens health

 

Bruce Gelb

 

Tisch Cancer Institute

Advancing clinical breakthroughs to help prevent and eradicate cancer

 

Ramon Parsons

 

Divisions/Centers

Description

Lead

Division of Genomic Medicine (Department of Medicine)

 

Integrating genomic information into routine primary care

 

Eimear Kenny (interim)

 

Division of Genetics and Genomics (Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Science)

 

Providing state of the art genetic testing during prenatal care

 

Siobhan Dolan

 

Division of Medical Genetics and Genomics (Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences)

 

Genetic screening, diagnosis and management of adult and pediatric patients with known or suspected genetic disorder

 

Manisha Balwani

 

Division of Neurogenetics (Department of Neurology)

 

Improving the diagnosis and treatment of patients with neurological manifestations from rare genetic diseases

 

Joanna Jen

 

Division of Pediatric Genomics (Department of Pediatrics)

 

Integrating genomic medicine into pediatric clinical care

 

TBD

 

Division of Psychiatric Genomics (Department of Psychiatry)

Promoting precision medicine across neuropsychiatric diseases

 

Panagiotis Roussos

Center for Advanced Genomic Technology (Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences)

Generating innovative omics technology to enable highly resolved scientific and translational discoveries

 

Robert Sebra

 

Center for Cancer Prevention and Wellness

Leveraging genomic medicine to identify patients at risk for cancer

 

TBD

Center for Inborn Errors of Immunity

Investigating and curing genetic diseases of the immune system

 

Dusan Bogunovic

Center for Transformative Disease Modeling (Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences)

Developing predictive models of diseases towards precision medicine

 

Bin Zhang

Ronald M. Loeb Center for Alzheimer’s Disease

Advancing the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of Alzheimer's disease using genomics

 

Alison Goate

Seaver Autism Center (Department of Psychiatry)

Bringing precision medicine to autism, identifying and studying autism genes both preclinically and clinically

Joseph Buxbaum

Resources

Description

Lead

BINGS

Providing access to state-of-the-art bioinformatic analysis and training

Ernesto Guccione

BioMe

 

A biobank enabling genetic studies on collections of research specimens linked with medical information

 

Judy Cho

 

Data Ark

 

A data commons increasing the power, pace, and relevance of our research

 

Paul O’Reilly
Patricia Kovatch

 

Scientific Computing and Data Group

 

High performance computational and data ecosystem to accelerate scientific discovery

 

Patricia Kovatch

 

Genomics Technology Facility

 

Supporting research with a diverse, world-class next generation sequencing platform (NGS) suite

 

Robert Sebra